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Privacy Policy

Updated October 1, 2009

Protecting your personal information is very important to us. This Privacy Policy describes in some detail the information that we collect from you (or “User”) as part of the normal operation of our service, and what may happen to the information we collect. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

1. Information collected.

When you sign up for and use NotesArk you provide us with personal information you chose to disclose as well as with some information we automatically gather about you as you interact with the Site.

When you first sign up, you disclose information that includes your name, email address, and date of birth. Your name, the fact that you are a NotesArk member, and the date of your sign up will always be visible to other NotesArk members. On the other hand, it is our policy not disclose to NotesArk members the email address and your date of birth provided as part of your registration. We may, however, in the future, allow disclosure of such email addresses to friends on NotesArk.

When using the site you may submit additional personal information in the content of Notes, comments, messages and your member Profile. We also gather and aggregate personal information about you including, but not limited to, the number of Notes you have, the topics of your Notes, how many notes for each topic, and the number of friends you establish on NotesArk.

Some of this information will be visible to either your friends or other NotesArk members as a matter of normal site operation and is outside your control. After all, one of the goals of the site is to facilitate sharing notes and making connection with friends.

You can control the visibility of other such information via application Privacy Settings and Note Privacy settings. For example, if you wish a Note to be Private, you must mark it Private. If you don’t wish your Profile to be visible by non-friends, make sure you have it marked so in the Privacy Settings. Don’t put in your profile information you want to keep private. It is your responsibility to use Privacy features of the application ensure that the content you submit which is not meant to be seen by members is marked Private.

Cookies. We also use “cookies”. A cookie is a small piece of data stored on the User's computer. We use cookies to identify the Internet browser, store users’ preferences, and determine whether the correct software needed to access certain material on the Site has been installed. Data in cookies may also be read to authenticate user sessions or provide services. Third party advertisements displayed on the Site may also contain cookies set by advertising companies or advertisers (known as “third party cookies”). We do not control these third party cookies and Users of the Site should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies.

You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Site.

We may use cookies and similar tools to customise the content and advertising you receive based on the Personal Information and website information (such as IP address, login, password, your browsing patterns on our site) you have provided. The information used for this feature does not provide your Personal Information or identify you as an individual to third parties, but will involve the processing of certain Website Information such as IP addresses.

2. Children

We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not register, because you are not authorized to use NotesArk.

If you are a minor between the age of 13 and 18, we recommend you obtain a clear permission from your parents before you sign up for and post or transmit any information on NotesArk.

3. Use of Information Obtained

We use your Personal Information for the purpose of providing you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL.

We use email addresses for the purposes of communicating with you and notify you of relevant events on the site (such as a friends invite, a new message, a new friends’ update etc.) We also may use your email address to send updates, newsletters, or news regarding the Sites service. By using the Site you consent to receiving such email notifications. We currently do not make email addresses visible to other members that are not friends on NotesArk. Nor do we make email addresses currently visible among friends on NotesArk, although it is possible that we may add functionality without notice that will enable NotesArk friends to see each other email addresses.

We may also work with outside companies to provide you with customized advertising or content. We may use personal information in your profile and notes to facilitate such advertising without identifying you as an individual.

4. Disclosure of Information

NotesArk may share any information you submit on or to the Site when it has your consent to do so. We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a User (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.

Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or We believe that such action is necessary: to comply with legal process such as a search warrant or court order; to protect against misuse or unauthorised use of our Site. NotesArk may also share or disclose information, where necessary, to legal and other professional advisers, NotesArk’s related companies and other business support providers, including document storage, printing and collating companies.

5. Links

When you are on this Site, you could be directed to other websites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Site pages that take you outside our service. This includes links from some advertisers, site sponsors and partners that may use Site’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to Users, collect data or solicit personal information.

The Site is not responsible for the privacy policies and/ or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a User should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only applies to information collect by the Site.

6. Data Security; Disclaimer

NotesArk takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secure server behind a firewall. We make reasonable effort to select and use only reputable service providers to host NotesArk servers. We also use Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL) to transmit sensitive information such as your login, password, and account settings. However, by consenting to the Terms of Use of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and no server is completely hacker-proof. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk. . When we engage independent contractors to work periodically on applications on the Site, they at times have access to Personal Information, however despite our reasonable efforts in choosing and contracting with reputable contractors, we cannot guarantee the security and safety of your information.

7. Consent

By disclosing any information to us through the Site, you are consenting to the collection, storage and use of your Personal Information by us in USA, and you understand and consent to the, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the third party locations (where the Site is hosted). If you do not consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to such third party locations, then you should not use access the Site. Since our information is stored in servers stored by third parties at their locations, we cannot negate events such as unauthorized access and transfer, theft or data loss. Such events are beyond our control despite making reasonable efforts to select reputable and reliable third parties or service providers to host the Site.

8. Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the Site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

9. Changes in the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time with or without notice. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. Your continued use of the site is subject to the latest Privacy Policy posted here.

10. Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us via email at support-at-notesark-dot-com.

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